[Nfbnet-members-list] Art Display at Convention (seeking artists)

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Tue Jun 13 01:58:05 UTC 2017




Attention Tactile Artists!


Display your art at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) 2017 National
Convention in Orlando at the Tactile Art Exhibit. The NFB is the largest and
oldest organization of blind people in the United States, and every year
over 2,500 blind people from across the country attend our convention. The
creation and enjoyment of art plays an important role in how many of our
members live the life they want.


Would you like hundreds of art enthusiasts to be able to get in-touch with
your art? Whether you are an art aficionado or an enthusiastic novice, you
will find a warm welcome in the Drop-In Art Room. Coordinated by sculptor
Ann Cunningham, the art room displays touchable works by blind and sighted
artists, many of whom will be on hand to answer questions and exchange


We need your art! Please consider bringing artwork you have created that
people can enjoy through touch. If you are an amateur or professional artist
and would like to display a piece of your work in the Drop-In Art Room,
please contact Ann Cunningham at  <mailto:ann at acunningham.com>
ann at acunningham.com. 


The art room will be open from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11 and
Wednesday, July 12. Please bring your family and friends, and stay as long
as you like. On July 11, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., join co-chairs Ann Cunningham
and Debbie Stein in the art room for the first meeting of the NFB Tactile
Art and Tactile Graphics Specialist Group. All tactile artists, tactile
graphics producers, and enthusiasts are welcome to attend.


Everyone is invited to join in FREE art-making activities in the Drop-In Art
Room between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. each day. All the materials and even some
instruction are provided to encourage you to experiment with a variety of
materials and create your own sculptures and tactile drawings.


Important Exhibitors Information:


Tactile Artists 



Tactile Art - please make sure your artwork is safe to touch for both the
artwork's sake, and the visitor's sake. Is it sturdy enough for hundreds of
people to gently touch? Are there sharp points or hinges that could hurt



Rosen Shingle Creek Resort

9939 Universal Boulevard

Orlando, Florida 32819-9357


Please check your convention agenda for the Drop-In Art Room location, or
ask for directions at the convention information table in the hotel lobby.



Drop off your art work at the Drop-In Art Room between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.,
Tuesday, July 11. Artists are encouraged to drop off their art work as close
to 1:00 p.m. as possible to ensure that a maximum number of our members can
experience it. Please come and plan to talk about your art with guests
during the exhibit. We will have a casual artist's reception on Tuesday
evening in the Drop-In Art Room from 6:00. to 8:00 p.m.


All art must be picked up between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening,
July 12. 


If you can make your own large print (24 point san serif font) and Braille
labels, your work will go on display right away. If you are unable to do so,
do not worry, we can help you. We will have a release for you to sign, and
we reserve the right not to display work that we deem unsafe.   



For more information about the Convention, please visit:
<https://nfb.org/convention> https://nfb.org/convention


For more information about the Tactile Art Exhibit, please contact:
<mailto:ann at acunningham.com> ann at acunningham.com.   



David Andrews and Long White Cane Harry

dandrews at visi.com or david.andrews at nfbnet.org

Twitter:  @dandrews920


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